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Inspiration for a cottage white two-story wood exterior home remodel in New York

FarmhouseFarmhouse Exterior, New York

The restoration of this 200 year old home was inspired by a Greek revival style, characteristic of early American architecture. A local housewright and historian worked together with Daniel Contelmo during the restoration in order to preserve the home's antiquity. Most of the foundation remains the original fieldstone, and the exposed hand-hewn beams were carefully removed, restored, and replaced. Traditional Pine Plains windows and a wrap-around porch display the pastoral 10 acre site, complete with lake and Catskill mountain views. Although the interior of the house was completely renovated, a New-Old house technique was used by distressing 20 inch-wide floorboards, installing two Rumford fireplaces, and using milk paint on cabinetry. Prior to renovating the home a magnificent timberframe barn was erected in the location where an original 1800s barn had burned down 100 years previously.

Inspiration for a cottage white two-story wood exterior home remodel in New York —  Houzz

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mgcglc wrote:Nov 11, 2012
What company makes the sidelights? Thank you.

kathycrosby wrote:Jan 13, 2013
Are the 2nd floor windows functional? Who Makes them?

- Are the 2nd floor windows functional? Who makes them?

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    Daniel Contelmo Architects
    The original house had similar windows at the floor line. When we rebuilt this home, we raised the second floor walls to five feet tall and raised the windows with them. They are functional and are awning type windows. Any manufacturer will make these.
Elizabeth Lynnes wrote:Jul 11, 2013
What is the paint color used on this front door?

brenthaven wrote:Nov 28, 2013
What are the dimensions of the sidelights and front door?

Isabelle Toupin wrote:Mar 31, 2014
Isabelle Toupin wrote:Mar 31, 2014
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    Daniel Contelmo Architects
    I am trying to search for the color of the shutters. I will label the color with a tag once I do.
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    Walt Denny Inc.

    Are these Atlantic Shutters?

misskatiebama wrote:Jun 8, 2014
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    Daniel Contelmo Architects
    Miss Katie, the roof is cedar shingles and the color is natural approximately one year after installation.
tmakers wrote:Sep 23, 2014
What are the plants used to landscape along the front of the house?

dawiggs wrote:Oct 24, 2014
What brick was used? Was it original to the house?

rmuldoon wrote:Feb 19, 2015
What is the name of the color used on the front door?

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    Daniel Contelmo Architects

    We apologize, but we have not been able to gather the information about the paint color of the door.

Steven wrote:Aug 6, 2017
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